Steel-Con 2017 & AIIS Annual Gulf Region Golf Tournament
The Event Program is now finalized and you may find it here in an attachment.
The program starts on Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 1.30 pm with a special tour aboard The M/V Sam Houston.
The M/V Sam Houston will depart promptly at 1:30 p.m. and return at approximately 3:30 p.m.
*Due to PHA’s commitment to safety and security, all attendees must have a current photo ID to enter Port Authority property.
The boat tour will be followed by a “Bring a Customer – Meet a Customer” networking Reception at the Houstonian Hotel, Club & SPA from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Friday, 19 May 2017 will be a half conference day that will send you home with up-to-the-minute, practical, useful information from some of this country’s—and the world’s—leading experts and practitioners in key elements of the steel supply chain.
Port of Houston Authority Chairman Janiece Longoria will deliver the keynote address on the following topic(s): the Port of Houston and global trade with a focus on the steel supply chain.
The conference will be moderated by Jimmy Baldwin, S.V.P. Sales & Marketing, Coastal Cargo, and Kevin Castagnola, CEO of South Jersey Port Corporation.
The golf tournament will begin with registration and lunch at 12:30 PM followed by a shotgun start at 1:30PM. An awards program & BBQ will conclude the day’s events. The format for the Tournament will be an 18 hole, four-person traditional scramble. More detailed rules will be distributed on the day of the tournament.
Port of Long Beach Harbor Tour
The event starts on Thursday, 2 November 2017 at 2.00 pm with a special Port of Long Beach harbor tour.
The vessel will depart promptly at 2:00 p.m. and return at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Guests will be required to arrive no later than 1:40 p.m. for 1:45 p.m. boarding. The vessel will depart from Shoreline Village – Dock 9.
Note: Dock 9 is outside the main entrance of Parkers’ Lighthouse (http://parkerslighthouse.com/home/), and parking will be validated for those who park at Shoreline Village.
The harbor tour will be followed by a “Bring a Customer – Meet a Customer” networking Reception and Dinner at the L’Opera Restaurant, Long Beach, CA from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
Thursday, November 2
POLB Harbor Tour: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Dock 9, Shoreline Village (next to Parkers’ Lighthouse) Los Angeles
435 Shoreline Village Drive
Dinner: 7:00PM – 9:30PM
L’Opera Italian Restaurant
Presentation by Mr. John D. Foster, AIIS Chairman:
“Section 232 and You – How New Era Trade Regulations Could Impact Your Business”
|Reza Tehrani||Access World (USA), LLC|
|Mike Kwon||Alpha Steel|
|Ed Bastian||BBC Chartering USA|
|Allen LaTourrette||BlueScope Steel|
|Gene Misiak||BlueScope Steel|
|Dieter Schulz||BlueScope Steel Americas|
|Brian Kelso||BlueScope Steel Americas|
|Sherry Falcon||BlueScope Steel Americas|
|Gloria Zepeda||BlueScope Steel Americas|
|Maria Hart||BlueScope Steel Americas|
|Andrew Pappas||BMO Harris Bank, N.A|
|KC Cooper||Cargoways Warehousing and Trucking|
|Aaron Kruisheer||Esserman Steel|
|Chris Baek||Global Metal Resources Inc.|
|Joe Beattie||Harbor Pipe & Steel, Inc.|
|Bob Moffitt||Heico Wire Group|
|Timothy Davies||Hyundai Corporation|
|Walter Synek||IMS Steel Company|
|Brion Talley||JFE SHOJI TRADE CORPORATION|
|Kenichi Nishikori||JFE SHOJI TRADE CORPORATION|
|Hideyoshi Jake Takani||JFE SHOJI TRADE CORPORATION|
|J. Paul Javier||Kloeckner Metals|
|Kathy Kester||Kloeckner Metals|
|John Foster||Kurt Orban Partners|
|Brad Decker||Kurt Orban Partners|
|Oda Shoko-ISALSA||Marubeni-Itochu Steel America Inc.|
|Rob Ikegami||Marubeni-Itochu Steel, Inc.|
|Taoko Akashi||Metal One America, Inc. – Los Angeles|
|Bob Swist||Metal One America, Inc. – Los Angeles|
|Gary G. Sanders||Metal Partners Rebar|
|Kenneth Weinstein||Metallia/Hartree Partners|
|Michael Kroman||Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc.|
|Jeff Kubo||Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Americas, inc.|
|Atti Schmidt||Nucor Trading USA Inc|
|MALENA VILLARREAL||Pacific Awards Metals|
|Brett Mascaro||Port of Long Beach|
|Don Snyder||Port of Long Beach|
|Mechelle Smothers||Port of Long Beach|
|Heinz Lange||Port of Vancouver USA|
|Bart Goedhard||Ports America|
|James Prassas||PRASSAS METAL PRODUCTS, INC|
|Bill Fitz||SSA Marine|
|Klaudio Biazevich||SSA Marine|
|Andre Boettger||Swire Bulk | The China Navigation Co|
|Frank Leigh-Spencer||Swire Shipping|
|Lawrence Hanson||The Law Office of Lawrence W. Hanson, PC|
Thursday, November 30th: The 67th Annual AIIS Gala Dinner.** We will hold our premier event of the year at The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY. Last year we had over 300 in attendance, and we expect this popular event to be another sell-out. Our Annual Dinner is a special time for our members and their customers, friends, and colleagues to get together, unwind, and do some business while enjoying exceptional food and dazzling views of the Manhattan skyline in a convivial Christmas holiday setting.
REMARKS OF AIIS CHAIRMAN JOHN D. FOSTER
AIIS PRESIDENT’S GREETING RICHARD CHRISS, ESQ.
DRESS CODE AT THE YALE CLUB: Traditional business attire
*Proceeds from these membership events cover event fees and charges as we acknowledge AIIS’s progress. Since all of our events serve as significant fundraising affairs, your vital support will allow the Institute’s important and expanding efforts for free and responsible trade in steel to continue to benefit all our members.
The Customs Committee meeting will take place the morning following the AIIS Annual Dinner. All members are welcome to attend. Members unable to attend in person can use the call-in number,
Questions? Call AIIS at 703-245-8075
Hear the latest from Customs:
Base Metals Center Director
Discuss Current Issues:
Steel 232 Investigation Update
|We cordially invite you to join in our Christmas holiday celebration as we prepare to welcome a New Year, and wish one another health, happiness, and prosperity. Enjoy good company and fellowship at:
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
111 N Post Oak Ln Houston, TX 77024
Thursday, December 14, 2016
Cocktails at 6:00 pm Dinner at 7:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: Captain Kevin Oditt, Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston. – United States Coast Guard
Captain Oditt is a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Captain Oditt’s previous operational assignments include Coast Guard Cutter’s ALERT and VIGOROUS, Marine Inspector at Marine Safety Office Port Arthur, TX, Chief of Inspections at Marine Safety Office Tampa, FL, and Chief of Prevention at Sector Long Island Sound, New Haven, CT. Captain Oditt served at Coast Guard Headquarters in the office of Design and Engineering Standards, Port Security Directorate, Staff Chief for the Deputy Commandant for Operations, and Division Chief in the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance. Captain Oditt earned advanced degrees from the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Manufacturing and the Marine Corps War College in Strategic Studies.
AIIS invites you to a day-and-a-half learning, sporting, and fundraising event at the peerless Houstonian Hotel to explore things you need to know to successfully navigate the steel supply chain in 2018 and beyond. We have carefully designed this event to bring you the most up-to-date information, introduce opportunities, stimulate ideas, and enhance professional skill, all while experiencing the Houstonian’s acclaimed grounds and hospitality. You will hear expert analysis, engage in penetrating discussion, and interact with some of the industry’s leading experts and practitioners who are at the forefront of key areas like shipping, logistics, customs, and international trade.
The program starts on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 with a networking Reception at the Houstonian Hotel from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The conference begins the next day on April 26 with a continental breakfast at 7:00 AM and speakers’ presentations from 8 AM to 12 noon. The AIIS Golf Tournament kicks off at 1:00 PM at the Wildcat Golf Club (April 26, 2018.)
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX 77024
Wildcat Golf Club
12000 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77045
Golf Club Rental: 713-413-3400
AIIS Member Conference Registration: $295.00
Non-Member Conference Registration: $325.00
Press Registration: FREE
Reception Only (April 25th): $195.00
Golf (April 26th): $180.00
American Institute for International Steel
1101 King St #360
Alexandria, VA 22314
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